Mayan Dude Ranch

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Mayan Dude Ranch

Mayan Dude Ranch

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The authentic Texan ranch experience

The Mayan Dude Ranch is a Texan icon, offering the authentic ranch experience in the heart of the countryside. Experience a place where time has stood still: mighty grills, trail rides and authentic accommodations create the atmosphere of a genuine working ranch plus the stunning location, set above the tranquil Medina River, only adds to the ambience. Take to the hills in one of the Lodge Rooms for great views over Bandera and the countryside or cosy up in an authentic native stone cottage and spend your days making the most of the surroundings. Fish, swim and ride to your heart’s content and when the sun goes down you can dine in true Texan style with a meat-heavy feast accompanied by great live entertainment.

  • Stay in an authentic Texan cottage or lodge
  • Enjoy an array of natural activities
  • Head into Bandera – ‘The Cowboy Capital’ - for shopping
  • Experience the fun of a trail-ride
  • Established in 1951

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • Transfer duration: approx 1 hours from San Antonio.

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Ranch

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Mayan Dude Ranch

  • Away from it all
  • Approx 1 hours drive from San Antonio.
  • 47 miles North West of San Antonio in beautiful Hill Country
  • 348 acres of trails, panoramic views of the valleys
399 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 345
  • Very Good 39
  • Average 7
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 4

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Apr 29, 2018

AMAZING PLACE AND WONDERFUL HOLS

London, United Kingdom

We - Jill and Ric, had visited the Mayan many times. Last time in 2009, for various reasons, cannot visit now. Our holidays were the best ever and still talk very fondly about our visits. Everything was wonderful and strongly recommend to everyone who wants a ranch holiday,
Apr 26, 2018

Wonderful getaway!

Stow, Massachusetts, United States

My family recently visited Mayan Dude Ranch with 2 adults and 2 teens. What a wonderful experience! Everyone was extremely friendly, the cabins were very clean and well equipped for everything one would want, and the food was very good. We really enjoyed the trail rides as the horses were some of the nicest I've ever been around. My husband and son also really liked searching for fossils and arrowheads, which they were able to find. Oh, and the margaritas were amazing! I wouldn't change anything about this place! I miss it already!
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Mayan Dude Ranch

Facilities

Music and Dancing

To add to the experience, guests are treated to music and dancing shows throughout the summer season and sometimes in the off-peak season. Look forward to cowboy bands and other musical groups and enjoy a good old line dance.

Horse Riding

As with any good ranch, the Mayan Dude features a range of horses. Ride through the landscape and enjoy the Texan countryside the only way it should be enjoyed – on horseback.

Hayride

As the ranch is so large and the activities so diverse, it takes a lot of walking to get around from one place to another. Why not instead take advantage of the hayride service to get there faster? Enjoy a traditional ride through the wilderness to the Cowboy Breakfast or maybe head out under the stars and stop by a friendly campfire for a sing-along.

Sports and Activities

Alongside the rides, the pool and the entertainment there are plenty of extra activities to be enjoyed. Why not try fishing, ping pong, tennis, basketball or volleyball in the free time left over during the day?

Swimming Pool

If you want to cool down then take advantage of this Texan-sized swimming pool.

Mayan Dude Ranch

Room Types

Standard Room

Standard Ranch Package

Guests are allocated either a traditional stone cottage or a scenic lodge for their stay. The native stone cottages feature cosy stone-walled interiors and come with either ne, two or three bedrooms whilst the lodges are situated at the highest points of the site and afford great views over the area and come with a main king bedroom and a separate two double bed room.

Standard ranch package includes three sumptuous meals daily, two  horseback rides and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks between 11:00am and 10:00pm. Meals include barbeques, Cowboy Breakfast cooked on the trail, steak frys, Mexican fiestas and more. 

Mayan Dude Ranch

Food & Drink

Roasting Marshmallows

Food and Drink

Food and drink is offered across the site, from the Cowboy's Breakfast to the Riverside Gazebo. Start the day the proper way with a hearty meal in natural surroundings and finish the day on a high with plenty of food and entertainment by the Riverside Gazebo. Look forward to barbecues, grills, Mexican tastes and plenty of meat options.Guests are entitled to three meals a day, free drinks including wine, beer and soft drinks between 11:00am and 10:00pm.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

This full-board rate incorporates three meals a day as well as free wine, beer and soft drinks from 11:00am to 10:00pm and two horseback rides.